Our occupational therapists are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help your child access their curriculum and maximize their success as a student. Whether your child faces barriers in fine motor skills, visual skills, attention, or sensory processing; the occupational therapists at NTR work diligently to provide intervention, adaptive strategies, and collaborative training to help your child overcome obstacles. NTR is proud to offer exclusive, state-of-the-art occupational therapy via our HIPPA-compliant online connection. Occupational therapy uses a team approach involving other therapists, educators and parents to ensure your child reaches their maximum potential.
FINE MOTOR INTERVENTION
Fine motor skills are essential to a child’s successful participation in most activities that comprise a school day. From handwriting and cutting with scissors to managing clothing during restroom breaks and opening a milk carton at lunch, fine motor skills are woven into almost every aspect of a school day. The occupational therapists at NTR can help improve your child’s fine motor skills making them more efficient, independent and confident in the school setting.
While often overlooked, visual skills are of utmost importance to a child’s success at school. A child with impaired visual motor or processing skills will have difficulty reading, writing, and copying from a board – activities that comprise most of the school curriculum. Our occupational therapists utilize standardized assessments, evidence-based treatments, and adaptive strategies to remediate problems in ocular motility and visual processing to maximize success in the school setting.
A child with impaired attention will struggle to listen to instructions, complete work or read in a timely manner. This, of course, will have a negative impact on classroom performance. The occupational therapists at NTR are skilled at assessing impaired attention in the school setting and working in collaboration with our speech therapists, teachers and parents to develop strategies to increase focus and minimize distractions thus allowing for improved educational outcomes.
NTR’s occupational therapists work in collaboration with parents, educators and other therapists to structure the sensory environment to meet the needs of the child. Through implementation of activities to provide tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive feedback throughout the school day as well as strategies to minimize distractions, our therapists support children’s successful participation in school activities.